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29 June, 2010

Bialys: Little pockets of Yum!

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Bread number 16 in the Mellow Bakers‘ roster of recipes from Jeffrey Hamelman’s amazing book  are Bialys, the plural form of Bialy and pronounced “bee-Al-ees” – yes, I had to look it up. It’s a small yeast roll that originated from Jewish bakers in Bialystok, Poland. It looks somewhat like a bagel but without the hole.
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12 June, 2010

The Vermont Sourdough Trilogy

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One of the breads that came up in the June list for MellowBakers.com was the Hamelman Vermont Sourdough, a bread I’ve made before a number of times and posted about here several tries on the blog. The cool thing, however, is that because we’re group baking through all 85 recipes in Hamelman’s awesome book ,
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17 May, 2010

Grissini with a Twist

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Here we are in mid-May and this is already the third and last of the May Challenge breads to do in the MellowBakers group bake. And this one is way easy! With just a mix and knead of the dough then a one hour proofing the biggest concern here is: what to put IN the
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9 May, 2010

Official Errata from Jeffrey Hamelman

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Just a fast note for anyone who bakes from the wonderful book “Bread:  A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes“ by Jeffrey Hamelman: Mr Hamelman has very kindly sent me a copy of his most up to date Errata for the First Edition of the book and has asked that I share it with everyone. This
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9 May, 2010

Corn Bread

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When a lot of people think of “corn bread”, they picture the soda-risen American style quickbread that’s a staple in American culture with endless personalized recipes handed down from grandmothers. Well made, it’s delicious and relatively fast to produce. This isn’t that. Just wanted to get that out of the way. This is a yeasted
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